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  • #46
    Amongst the Marines, by Stephen Preece


    - my fiancee got it for me...so I have to read it. More about the process of becoming a Royal Marine than any historical info. Quite well written though
    Now listening too;
    - Russell Robertson, ruining whatever credibility my football team once had.

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    • #47
      Has anyone read "Five Fingers" about Vietnam, supposidly
      hypothetical??? I'll have to check on who is the author.
      SPORTS FREAK/ PANZERBLITZ COMMANDER/ CC2 COMMANDER

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      • #48
        Originally posted by Custer6
        Hi TigerSqn,

        The Med Campaign does have many negative features.

        Hope you will let us know what you think of the book when you read it.
        I started reading it about a week ago.
        I've just reached the Torch landings (page 350 or so) and so far it's a pretty good read.
        If I'm still around when I finish it, I'll definitely post my thoughts.
        Scientists have announced they've discovered a cure for apathy. However no one has shown the slightest bit of interest !!

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        • #49
          Hypothetical

          Originally posted by dgfred
          Has anyone read "Five Fingers" about Vietnam, supposidly
          hypothetical??? I'll have to check on who is the author.
          I read the Five fingers in 1979. Very fictionary and could have a slight possibility of being real... But doubtful. Took me a few days to read while on a Tank training exercise in Korea. So if you want to "waste" some time, then go ahead and read it.
          Kevin Kenneally
          Masters from a school of "hard knocks"
          Member of a Ph.D. Society (Post hole. Digger)

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          • #50
            Originally posted by Kevin Kenneally
            I read the Five fingers in 1979. Very fictionary and could have a slight possibility of being real... But doubtful. Took me a few days to read while on a Tank training exercise in Korea. So if you want to "waste" some time, then go ahead and read it.
            I have 'wasted' my time on 3 or 4 different occaisions . Loved the book when
            I was younger. I agree with you on the slight
            possibility part! Fun read.
            SPORTS FREAK/ PANZERBLITZ COMMANDER/ CC2 COMMANDER

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            • #51
              I'm reading "Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors" and "Champion Hill"
              I come here to discuss a piece of business with you and what are you gonna do? You're gonna tell me fairy tales? James Caan in the movie "Thief" ca 1981

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              • #52
                I just finished reading "Chester Wilmot Reports" which is mainly a bunch of Wilmot's more significant dispatches from Tobruk, Greece, and New Guinea. Very interesting stuff, especially his clashes with Blamey.

                Regards
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                Steve 'Golf33' Long
                [/size]Airborne Assault: Highway to the Reich

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                • #53
                  This web site is pretty cool, so I thought I'd post it for those who are interested.

                  http://science.howstuffworks.com/war-tech.htm
                  No good decision was ever made in a swivel chair.
                  -Gen. George S. Patton

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                  • #54
                    Originally posted by aneifer
                    This web site is pretty cool, so I thought I'd post it for those who are interested.

                    http://science.howstuffworks.com/war-tech.htm
                    It's not just everywhere you can get info about nuclear bombs, tattoos, and lock picking at the same site........talk about "one stop shopping"............
                    Lance W.

                    Peace through superior firepower.

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                    • #55
                      I'm currently reading The Rising Sun: The Decline and Fall of the Japanese Empire 1936-1945 by John Toland. The book won the Pulitzer Prize and I've read John Toland's stuff before. So far its a great read.
                      There cannot be a crisis next week. My schedule is already full. -Henry Kissinger

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                      • #56
                        Panzer Leader by General Heinz Guderian.
                        Editor-in-Chief
                        GameSquad.com

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                        • #57
                          Originally posted by Don Maddox
                          Panzer Leader by General Heinz Guderian.
                          Oddly enough; I'm reading Panzer Battles by Mellethin.
                          :flag:
                          Eagles may fly; but weasels aren't sucked into jet engines!

                          "I'm not expendable; I'm not stupid and I'm not going." - Kerr Avon, Blake's 7

                          What didn't kill us; didn't make us smarter.

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                          • #58
                            Originally posted by Lance Williams
                            It's not just everywhere you can get info about nuclear bombs, tattoos, and lock picking at the same site........talk about "one stop shopping"............
                            Seriously, I just wanted to learn how my GPS works, now I could make my own stuff and take over a small island
                            No good decision was ever made in a swivel chair.
                            -Gen. George S. Patton

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                            • #59
                              Originally posted by Don Maddox
                              Panzer Leader by General Heinz Guderian.
                              Could you post some comments about it when you have an opinion, please? I am thinking of reading this one also, but I'm not sure if it is worth it.

                              Thanks,
                              Oliver
                              Elfen haben doofe Ohren.

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                              • #60
                                Originally posted by Don Maddox
                                Panzer Leader by General Heinz Guderian.
                                Originally posted by RichardS
                                Oddly enough; I'm reading Panzer Battles by Mellethin.
                                I've read both of these and do sugeest caution with 'conclusions' drawn by both generals (they were written in the 50s, after all). Good details on the German view and resources but somewhat suspect on 'the other side of the hill' aspect(especially now that so much more is known about the Russian front).
                                The Purist

                                Words ought to be a little wild, for they are the assault of thoughts on the unthinking - John Maynard Keynes.

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